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THE WALLACE MINER Metal Quotations WILL FIND MINING NEWS AND COMPANY NOTICES OF INTEREST TO THEM IN THE WALLACE MINER Laad, $8.05. Spelter, $9.12'/a Copper, $26. Silver, $1.01 /$■ NO. 38. FIVE CENTS A COPY VOL. XII. WALLACE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1918. ISSUES IN COUNTY Well Qualified Can didates for All Offices VOTE FOR ALL OF THEM No "Amenities" to Be Con sidered by Republicans Personnsl of Ticket O republican in Shoshone coun ty should permit himself to be misled by tlie specious ar gument that the "amenities" of the political situation call upon him to support the democratic county ticket, or any part of it, out of com pliment to democrats who may sup port tlie republican state ticket. There is no obligation of that kind, real or implied, that should influence any re publican, and it is put out at this time to save the democratic county ticket, from impending defeat. Republicans respect and commend tlie atttiude of those democrats who place the honor and welfare of the state above a party name, and a party name is all there is to the democratic ticket in Idaho this year, but they do not concede that their commendable action is prompted by any desire whatever to help the republican party. It is a case of not disliking republican party less, but the nonpartisan league more. Two years lienee the democrats of Idaho will be lined up to oppose the very men they are now claiming credit for helping N to elect, hence this appeal to the "amenities of the situation" on the part of republicans to help them to entrench themselves In the control of county governments as a basis for the state organization they hope to build up during tlie next two years. The defeat of the nonpartisan league this fall will eliminate it as a dangerous factor in the state, and in the presi dential election two years hence the fight will again be on the old lines be tween republicans and democrats. Every republican vote for the demo cratic county ticket helps to strength en tlie democratic party in its future fight against republicans for control of the state and nation. Vote the re , . , , , .. . . publican ticket and vote it straight. There are local issues Involved in the county election that should Impel not only every republican, but tax 1 layers generally, to vote for a change in county administration, particularly in view of the fact that the republican county ticket is one of unusual ex , ellence and commends itself to pub lie confidence. Without imputing thej motives or acts of any officer, the fact may be stated that there is a wide H| read feeling throughout the county that there is great laxity in the en forcement of the prohibition law, re sulting in lowering the standard of morality and exposing communities to the demoralizing influence liquor traffic in defiance of the law and public sentiment that demands that it be suppressed. Again without imputing motives, attention is called to the large expenditure made by the present county administration in the construction of a home for indigent and an Isolation hospital, estimated at $175,000, without first submitting an estimate of the cost to the taxpayers These institutions are of the foj approval. far in excess of the needs of county, and their construction at least shows a lack of sound judgment and business capacity on the part of those who are responsible for them, other matter of great concern to the people who pay the taxes is the dis tribution of the road fund. While the more populous section of the county has received much attention from the the An county authorities, the outlying sec tions have been sadly neglected. Spe cific examples are found In creek, the North .Side and the St. Joe. Another example of neglect failure to build two miles of new road to Lookout pass, which would remove the last barrier to making the Yellow stone trail the most popular trans ccntinental highway and bring thou sands of dollars of tourist money •lie county. Pine Is the These are purely local questions vital interest to the people of Sho shone county, and they are mentioned now on the eve of election in order to call them to the attention of the people In the hope that they will give them due consideration before casting their votes, and not with the view Provoking controversy and disturbing the "era of good feeling" that has pre vailed locally during the campaign. The present county officials will doubt be able to offer an explanation °f their record on these several quea IDAHO CARBONATE HILL. Shaft Is Down Almost 400 Underground Improvements. W. Earl Greenough, manager of the Idaho Carbonate Hill Feet— Consolidated Mining company, is quoted this week as stating that the shaft on the 'erty is now' down 365 feet and is be prop ing extended at the rate of about 115 feet per month. A new blacksmith shop, 16 by 25 feet, will be provided under ground to prevent damage from possible snowslides. which the tunnel has its portal was the scene of a disastrous slide last The gulch in winter, doing great damage Reindeer and killing the manager. The Idaho Carbonate is providing against serious results in the event another at the slide comes down. Death of George Sparenburg. It was with real sorrow that the news of the death of George Sparen burg was received in this district. He left here only about two weeks ago to take up military training at Moscow, where he contracted influenza which was followed by pneumonia. Mr. Spar enburg owned a promising group of mining claims on Rig creek. He was a practical miner and had worked in the various mines of the district, his last mining work being a contract to sink a shaft on the Amazon-Dixie. He was a genial, companionable young man who had many warm friends in tlie district. He was a member of the Wallace lodge of Elks, burg was buried at Fort Wright with military honors. Mr. Sparen Silver Range After crosscutting 70 feet and cut ting what appears to be the vein, drifting Is now in progress upon a very favorable mineral showing, according to a statement from E. M. Burt, man ager of the Silver Range Mining & Milling company, which is developing a group of claims on the west fork of Placer creek. The company owns a group of claims joining the Chlcago Boston on the east and presumably covering tlie same vein, brought to the city are described * as quartz and iron with particles of ga lena. Mr. Burt says that work will soon be suspended until spring. Samples . . . . . _ S. Rowe, of the first district, and Dr. " jD. E. Keys, of the third, have served members of the board of county tions and it will then be up to the voters to decide whether their ex planation really explains. If it does not, then the people of the county have a speedy and effective remedy through the election of the republican candidates. It would be difficult to select a more desirable trio for commissioners of Shoshone county than the candidates selected by the republican party. In the first place, each of them is a bona fide resident of the district he aspires to represent. Two of them, Fremont .i ■ commissioners before and the record they made then is their best recom mendation. second district E. W Miller, has never »*eld P ubllc , , offlce ' bat b 8 r6C0rd * a private citizen marks him as a man admirably qualified for the position he see J 48 ' resided many years in the county and have the confidence and respect of all who know them. Under their ad ministration all the roads of all the county would receive the attention which they are entitled, and the public funds of the county would be dis bursed in a business-like manner and in keeping with the progressive spirit of the people of the county. The candidate from the All are successful men, have In selecting A. H. Featherstone Wallace, Henry W. Spinsby of Burke, and Richard E. Thomas of Kellogg, for representatives from this county fair distribution was made geographi cally. and from the standpoint of oc cupation, the legal profession, mining industry and business interests are Featherstone has Mr. represented, served several terms in the legislature which has given him a valuable ex perience and wide acquaintance. Spinsby Is a practical miner and well equipped to represent this great ining Interest of the county and labor Mr. Thomas Is now mayor Mr. m ns well. of the city of Kellogg and is a leader in all movements designed for the ad vancement of the business interests. happy thought that came It was a the republicans of Shoshone counts ■hen they named John F. Ferguson His ti u --'their candidate for treasurer, habits, temperament, training and ex perience all combine to fit him for job. He Is an expert accountant, occupation that requires the utmost and in which he has as care and accuracy achieved great success. Mr. Ferguson who stands high Is a young man community, where he has resided seven years. He is absolutely depend able and from every viewpoint he admirably adapted to the duties of office for which he Is this responsible candidate. The Miner will not attempt to the people of Shoshone counts the qualifications of W. He Is known lighten regarding Herrick for assessor. center to Lhe extreme limits taxpayer, from the of the county, and every (Continued on page •) Scott Will Enforce the Law of Shoshone The election of Jeptha H. Scott county will be accepted as formal notice ttiat beginning sheriff dfice and continuing tin - I of thelthe while with the day he takes over the til he turns it over to his successor the laws state are going to be enforced. There will be no playing j 1 to the galleries, no making an example of one scores of others equally guilty go unpunished; all vlolat-jthe ors of the law will look alike to Sj'ott, and he will proceed ■ 1 th a consden-i to perform his sworn duty under the law ttous and fearless determination that is characteristic the man. It was because he possessed these qualities that he was brought out for sheriff by the republicans, and it is these qualities that will elect him on November 5. Even Bob Pfeil must admit that Scott is going to give him "a close shave." if ; is I I Harry Rogers and His Qualifications It may be that there are men who are better qualified for tile position of auditor and recorder than Harry A. Rogers, the republican candidate for that office, but they are not to be found in Shoshone county. Ho has been j engaged in the abstract business all his life. He served eight and a half years as deputy auditor and recorder in this county, four years under Stanley P. Fairweather, re* p. publican, and four a half years under the late Joint sheehy. democrat, lie therefore has the general qiialifioa turns and experience one who aspires to position, and also the intimate personal knowledge of the forms and methods that prevail In this particular office. Another things in connection with the candidacy of Mr. Rogers which de He is a firm believer in the principle of patronizing serves consideration, home industry, and if elected he will practice that principle in the em He has been a resident of Wallace fourteen ployment of his office force, years. He served six years on the Wallace school board, and during that period the splendid high school building was constructed and the facilities of the Wallace public school expanded to a point unexcelled in tlie north To say that he represents the highest type of American citizenship and if elected will give the public the very best of service, is simply to ex know him best. west. the estimate in which he is held by those win press Spinsby Stands for Sane Legislation ly Twelve years continuously engaged in mining In the Coeur d'Alene district should give a man an insight into mining industry that is of great value to a represen tative in the legislature. He should be in position to rep resent with equal fairness the interests of the employer and employe, and also the interests of the public at large which is dependent upon the mining Industry. It is upon this ground that Henry W. Spinsby, republican candidate for the legislature, appeals for support. He is a laboring in the true sense of the word, liberal in his views, constructive legisla the FTr'YS man and will stand for progressive and f tion. Harry McAllister and His Qualifications It is one thing for a representative what he in the legislature to know wants in the way of legislation and another thing to "know how to get it. combines The representative who these two qualities is the man who will Such a man is Harry C. get results. McAllister, republican candidate for state senator. He is essentially what is popularly termed a man of affairs, accustomed to doing business with all of people and to hold positions manner of trust and responsibility. He was a For traveling salesman for 14 years. he was master fish warden seven years of the state of Oregon, having been appointed by a commission consisting of the governor, secretary of state and the state treasurer, a position that practically intrusted to him the regu lation of the second industry of the state and in which he handled annu ally approximately half a million dol lars of public funds. In 1912 Mr. Mc Allister was manager in charge of all arrangements for the supreme grand lodge of Elks which was held in Port In that capacity he land that year, collected $116,000 from Portland busi for the entertainment of the ness men Elks, of which $94,000 was spent un direction and the balance der his turned back to the contributors. Since coming to Wallace in 1915, he has built up a prosperous mining broker and investment business, and has age SUSPENSION BRIDGE. Now Spans the North Fork Short Dis tance Above Prichard. Under the direction of E. C. Pulaski, district forester, of this city, the gov ernment forest service has completed the construction of a suspension bridge the North Fork of the Coeur across d'Alene river at a point about a quar ter of a mile above Prichard, former bridge was carried out by high The new bridge The water last winter, is suspended upon piers 28 feet above high water mark, and having no pier in the channel it is believed that It will escape damage from future floods. The main span Is 175 feet in length and another span leading from the The bridge Is not bank Is 70 feet, wide enough to accommodate vehicles is designed only for the use of and footmen and pack horses. Old Veteran. M. J. Farrell, manager of the Old Veteran, reported the first of the week that the crosscut had passed through the horse and was then in vein ma terial, with stringers of talc having corresponding to the general He regarded the of the veing very favor a course course of the vein. appearance able to an ore body. Case Continued. The pergonal injury case of John H. Welch against the Consolidated Rex Mining company has been postponed ntil November 18, owing to the ab sence of an Important witness for the defense. i acquired a thorough knowledge of the mining industry which will be of great value to him as a representative of % ( 1 ■ He tills county in the legislature, ar.d Mrs. McAllister have given much time to Red Cross work and to all oth er war activities. Mr. McAllister's per sonality is that of a good mixer, ac customed to speak In public, and hav ing training and experience that well adapt him to the work of a legislator. AMERICAN METAL DISSOLVES. Holdings of Alien Owners Taken Over by the Government. The turning back of its stock in the Interstate-Callahan company in con sideration of the cancellation of its ore contract was quickly followed by legal steps necessary to dissolve the Amer ican Metal company. For this purpose a meeting of stockholders has been called for November 22, according to a report from New York. Shares owned by enemy aliens, com prising about 49 per cent of the stock of the company, were taken by the government in January, 1918. Five directors were appointed to represent the shares. Directors appointed to represent the shares taken over con stituted a third only of the entire directorate, and it Is stated officially that no cause was discovered for changes in executive control. Diamond Drill at C. & R. The announcement that work with a diamond drill had started on the C. & R., made in the Miner last week, was premature. Arrangements had been made some time ago, but sickness pre vented beginning operations. Russell Collins, manager of the property, came up from Spokane Tuesday evening and went to the property yesterday. The representative of the diamond drilling company with his equipment will be on the ground before the week is out and the prospecting work will proceed as Indicated in last week's issue. NORTH BUNKER HILL Prepares to Explore Ground Under Town of Waranoi. In anticipation of extending its op erations under the tow n of Wardner, North Bunker Hill Mining coin secured lenses from eigli teen lot owners, giving the company explore the ground ore therefrom upon the 1 -nny has privilege to jand remove payment of a royalty of 15 per cent When the upon all ore so removed. patent was issued to the townslte of Wardner it was understood that it applied to surface rights only, as it is in the heart of a rich mineral sec tion and is presumed to cover rich mineral deposits. But it now appears that no such limitation is patent and that therefore title held by lot owners includes the ground be iveath the surface. In order to forestall any conflicting claims as to ownership the North Bunker llill company has secured leases which will enable it to carry out its plans of exploration. The company will install a new and hoist, improvements that are am ply justified by the encouraging show ing of ore in the shaft. < ' SOLVE PEACE PROBLEMS WAR RECORD OF TWO PARTIES CONDENSED IN TWO PARA GRAPHS—UP TO VOTERS. In tiie North American Review War Weekly, edited by Colonel George Harvey, "The Two Issues: War and Peace," is the subject of a most time ly and instructive article by the ed itor. Ho compares in characteristic style the attitudes of the two parties toward war before the war and since, and their present attitudes toward peace, and makes a strong appeal for the return of a republican majority in both houses of congress. Here are some signilicant extracts: Republican Record. "We hope the republican party will win. It has been the war party from the beginning and is the war party to day. Its leaders were tlie lirst to rouse tlie country to a sense of its moral ob ligations and its material public representatives have shown far greater unanimity than their political opponents in providing for vigorous prosecution by tlie army and tlie navy and have done their work far more in telligently, far more justly, far more patriotically. It has not wavered and I does not waver now in determination to exact inexorably full penalties for the most awful crimes ever commit ted in the history of civilization. Its resolution is fixed and unchangeable. It makes no explanation. It needs no interpreters. It knows and all the world knows precisely where it stands. Democratic Record. j "W'e hope the democratic party will be beaten. It has been pacifist from the beginning and is pacifist today. It has never comprehended and does not now comprehend the mighty issues in volved. Beginning with a confession of inability to perceive a difference be tween the causes of the war, between good and evil, between righteousness and damnation, continuing with avow ed ambition to achieve piece without victory, without indemnities for the frightful wrongs done, then proceed ing with a futile effort to play the role of a great magistrate pledged to 'no discrimination between those whom we wish to be just and those to whom we do not wish to be just,' concluding with indignant notice to Germany that 'the world does not want terms' and then forthwith at the first opportunity beginning to discuss terms, its execu tive lias stood first upon one leg and then upon the other until nobody liv ing can tell whether he is going back ward or forward or what he wants or how he aims to get it. Take Your Choice. "The great task of the new congress is bound to be readjustment of the old order to the new, organization of the great forces of industry and transpor tation, reconstruction of the multifar ious elements that constitute the ba sis of the living, the happiness and the liberties of the people. "Which of the two great parties is the better equipped to solve these mighty problems intelligently and Justly? We are unable to see how shadow of a doubt can blur any thoughtful mind." peril. Its White Gets Commission. John C. White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wlhite, of this city, received no tice yesterday that he had been pointed second lieutenant of infantry and expects to receive orders to re port for duty at Camp McArthur, Texas, by the loth of November. Af ter completing the course of military training at Harvard, Mr. White re ceived a certificate to the effect that he was qualified for military instruet *r or to enter an officers' training camp. He chose the latter and his commission as a second lieutenant follows his strenuous training at Pull man, where he has been the past two months. He is now at home and will probably remain here until he reports for .duty. ap DAVIS LOYALLV LEO THE LIBERTY L _ _ . (jaVC HlS I 11116 aiKl Money Freely and Patriotically FALSEHOOD EXPLODED State Loan Committee Gives Facts and Highly Com mends Davis HE tongue of slander is very busy in Shoshone county during these last days of the cam paign. Hardly had the malicious charge that D. W. Davis, republican candidate for governor, regarding his management of tile Liberty loan cam paign, been exposed and exploded in soutli Idaho, when the same falsehood was revamped for use in Shoshone county by the agents of Samuels and the nonpartisan league. When the charge was first published in a soutli Idaho paper, Mr. Davis was promptly and completely exonerated in a letter signed by tile members of the Liberty loun committee for Idaho. Possibly many readers of the Miner have not seen this letter and may therefore bo misled by the pernicious propaganda of tlie nonpartisan league in this coun ty . The letter is here reproduced in order that the fair-minded people of tins county may know that Davis, instead o£ profiting T D. W. through the chairmanship of the Liberty loan, freely gave his time and money to this patriotic work: Boise, Idaho, October 10, 1918. Hon. D. VA Davis, American Falls, Ida. Dear Mr. Davis: Referring to the article published in the Power if October 4. County News under date In justice ti committee and to tlie committee during the second and the state Liberty loan you as chairman of third Liberty loan campaigns, we be lieve a statement of facts Is due from us. We do not care to dispute or deny the figures given in tlie above men tioned statement to the actual facts and fig ures. The expenses second campaign were $1,999.10. but will confine our article, incurred during tlie This was tlie exact amount expended by mittee and for which the fed tlie eral reserve batik at San Francisco reimbursed the committee. The items of "personal" and "trav eling" to which tlie writer of this ar especially and critical tide which lie endeavors to create the Im pression was money actually paid to you for your time, do not represent tlie facts as these items were for ex incurred by the authority of tlie whole committee. The system of accounting adopted by tlie treasury department, specifically provides that accounts be rendered by the chair man and distributed under a number of various heads. All checks issued by the federal re serve bank for reimbursement for these expenses are made payable to the chairman of the state committee as a safeguard against improper dis tribution and is done under a ruling P enses of the treasury department. The writer of this article is mistaken when he infers that this money was paid to you for your personal serv ices, which he estimates at about $20 per day as you were not paid one cent for your services which you loy ally and patriotically gave in carrying both the second and third Liberty loan campaigns to a complete and suc cessful conclusion, as all of the people of Idaho are well aware. We further desire, to confine our statement to facts and not "rumors" regarding your resigning as chairman of the committee. You were not asked nor requested by the officials of the federal reserve bank at San Francisco to resign as chairman. On the con trary you were requested and urged by them to remain as chairman. You, however, voluntarily requested the committee to accept your resignation as chairman, which after due consid eration, it did, and unanimously in dorsed Monte B. Gwlnn for chairman to succeed you and he was duly and formally made chairman by the gov ernor of the federal reserve bank of San Francisco. Trusting this statement of facts by the committee, all of whom attach their signatures hereto, will be given proper consideration by the writer the article referred to, and that he will be fair enough to correct any v.rong impression his article may have given, we are, very respectfully yours, (Signed) MONTE B. GWINN, CRAWFORD MOORE, F. F. JOHNSON, O. R. HITT, Idaho Liberty Loan state central committee.